The Force has definitely been awakened by now, and these guys are proof! Check out the highly anticipated Star Wars Black Series Wave 5 set of four six-inch figures from Hasbro. Your Black Series collection won’t be complete without Finn, Jango Fett, First Order Flametrooper and Han Solo.
The squad’s all here and ready to engage in the epic, galactic battle between good and evil. Grab all of them together and save some serious coin. Click the image below to find out more.
You heard it here first! Four totally new six-inch figures from the Star Wars Black Series are available for preorder on CmdStore.com. The early bird gets the worm with these high-demand collectibles — get your request in now to reserve total bragging rights when you’re the first among your friends to update your personal The Force Awakens army.
Jango Fett, Finn, First Order Flametrooper and the indispensable Han Solo will be landing on doorsteps in January of 2016. Not only do you get the exclusive chance to cop Wave 5, but you get to take advantage of our special package price when you buy all four. Very chill. Sub-zero, in fact. Black-hole status. Click on the image below to add these guys to your shopping cart!
Wouldn’t you like to have a reptomammal as as pet? The Tauntauns, natives of the icy planet of Hoth, proved to be loyal and trusty pack animals and patrol aids who could flourish in the cold winters of outer space. Patron animal saints to the Rebel Alliance, Tauntauns became a cultural staple, as we saw plush Tauntauns given as toys to small children during the Second Galactic War.
And who better to complement their legacy than a six-inch rendering of legendary human smuggler Han Solo, Rebel Alliance hero and New Republic icon. In the second series of the Star Wars Black Series’s deluxe figures, this Han-Taun double whammy will become nothing but necessary to collectors and casual fans alike! Place your order now for delivery in March.
Tauntaun for what?
They went ahead and made this and you know you want it.
This is a bottle opener and a replica of Han Solo frozen in carbonite: honestly, what more could you want as a Star Wars fan than to combine your love of a great movie with your love of a great brew (or high-end soda, if you’re so inclined!)?
One of the most classic images from the Star Wars franchise is that of Han Solo trapped in Carbonite. So we sort of suppose it follows that… now you can open up a beer with it?
We’re not sure. All we know is that this now exists and it’s pretty sweet. Grab it here!
If you’re not brought to tears of laughter while watching Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and some Cloud City employees perform an impressive dance to a parody of Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” called “I’m Han Solo,” the Force is so not with you it’s not even funny. Really, this thing is way beyond Jabba the Hutt’s house band singing a funk song in the “Return of the Jedi” Special Edition.
When originally announcing the game, LucasArts said that gamers will be able to bust a move “Solo style” in the “Galactic dance off” portion of the game. Now we know what they had up their sleeve, and it’s experiment sure to infuriate some, delight others, but surely captivate anyone who’s ever seen a Star War.
Buy the game online from Amazon.com.
One of the most enduring images from the Star Wars franchise is Han Solo suspended between life and death, trapped in Carbonite. And now, Sideshow Collectibles–creators of what might be the best-looking, highest-qualilty figure and statues out there–has brought the frozen Han from the silver screen to your display shelf.
As usual, each piece is hand-painted and numbered and every detail is captured perfectly. Impressively, the statue also includes some great light-up effects including a light from the base to illuminate the block itself, side-panel lights and an awesome third effect that lights up to simulate the super-heated melting process that frees Han. You can also take the frozen smuggler off the base and display him on your wall. This piece is a pre-order and will be shipping in the 4th quarter of this year! Reserve yours now!
Whether you’re old enough to remember the old black and silver Star Wars figure cases or just looking for a retro take on the beloved characters of George Lucas’ Universe, you might enjoy the latest series of vintage-style 3.75-inch figures!
They’re the third series of figures released this year and can be purchased individually or as a complete set for collectors. Look for Bespin Han (Ep V), Bariss Offee (Ep 3), Rebel Fleet Trooer (Ep IV), Bom Vindin (Ep IV), ARC Trooper Commander and Logray (Ep VI) in this wave.
And there’s an extra bonus out there for Star Wars fans–if they’re also into Call of Duty. 1up has the news…
One of the great things about PC games is the mod community. Total conversion mods, in particular, can breathe new life into games long after you would expect them to be dead. Whether or not Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare would fall into that class of games or not, now is as good a time as any to pick up the Infinity Ward FPS. BlackMonkeys.de has just recently released the final version (1.0) of its Galactic Warfare mod that turns CoD4 into a Star Wars first-person shooter.
It was created by more than a dozen individuals over the past two-and-a-half years. As its ModDB page explains, it all started with the creation of a blaster model and has since become a mod filled with Star Wars characters, locations, and weapons.
Seven maps (Mos Eisly, Bespin, Bestine, Not A Cave, Jundland, Jundland Dusk, and Anchorhead) are included and even killstreaks are Star Wars-themed, such as the Y-Wing and Tie bomber.
As luck would have it, one of Steam’s daily deals today is for Call of Duty 4. The Game of the Year Edition is half price ($9.99) until Wednesday at 10am Pacific. You can buy it here and download the mod at ModDB or FilePlanet. If you need help installing the mod, a man with a thick German accent is happy to instruct you on how to do so here.
If you’re a big collector of Sideshow Toys’ Star Wars figures, then you might be looking for new ways to show ’em off! While it used to be enough to have them on their usual display stands, Sideshow is moving into environments in which to place the characters and this one is my pick, being the site of one of the most enduring scenes in the entire franchise:
The Mos Eisley Cantina Environment comes with a table and two chairs to set up some interactions between characters in the bustling space hub. Specifically, of course, Han Solo and Greedo if you’ve got ’em. The table features LED lights, is built to scale with all the Sideshow 12-inch figures and, best of all, will let you finally decide who truly shot first!
Two new Star Wars Sideshow figures are headed for our shelves, shipping in the first quarter of 2010 and featuring all the detail and quality you would expect from some of the best action figure designers in the world.
First up is the Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker, featuring a completely accurate costume including shoulder armor and wrist guards, two sets of interchangeable hands, lit and unlit lightsabers and a display base.
The second figure out next year is the Episode 2 Clone Trooper. It features over 30 points of articulation, two different weapons and a perfectly-detailed bodysuit based on the designs in the film.
These two are in addition to the Sideshow San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 2-pack featuring Han Solo and Luke Skywalker (now on sale!) in their stormtrooper disguises. This one ships this month and, like the others, can be pre-ordered already!
And if NEW Star Wars isn’t your thing, here’s a walk down memory lane…
Direct from the Guardian:
It’s almost like LucasArts suddenly realised the value of the old games they had gathering dust in their proverbial gaming cupboard. Following on from Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the rest comes yet more retro goodies. Super Star Wars has been released for the Wii, with the other two games in the series out soon. Okay, it’s not the Grim Fandango re-release we all want but let’s not complain.
Back in the early 90s the Super Star Wars games were as close as you could get to reliving the original trilogy. Ok the films didn’t feature any tricky platforming but hey, the graphics were great for their day. When I remember the games – and I haven’t played or seen them since 1994 – I think of extreme difficulty and impressive audio. The landspeeder level sticks out too. I’m guessing the music won’t be as impressive this time round but the difficulty level – after 15 years of softening up as games have gotten checkpoint-friendly and generally easier – will likely be a killer. Will today’s gamers have the patience to persevere with Skywalker and co?
Anyway, Super Star Wars – are you tempted? And what do you want to see released next from the LucasArts archive?